Broadway improvement study open house Aug. 14

Larry Van GuilderInside 640, On the Grow

The city of Knoxville has announced an open house on Wednesday, Aug. 14, to discuss possible upgrades of North Broadway from Glenwood Avenue to McCroskey Avenue. The public is invited to drop by St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and recommend ideas.


Jon Livengood, city alternative transportation engineer, and other city representatives will be on hand.

Additionally, a study will be completed by February 2020 that will look at alternative options for the Hall of Fame Drive intersection and North Broadway up to Cecil Avenue. The study will determine a better functioning roadway for pedestrians, motor vehicles and bicyclists.

“This study will determine alternative designs for the Hall of Fame intersection for all modes of transportation to travel in a more efficient and safe manner,” said Livengood.

“The existing intersection works for people who are coming from the north, but those who are approaching from the south have no options to get on Hall of Fame or get off and then proceed southbound on Broadway. It’s also extremely uncomfortable to travel by foot or bicycle. We will determine a context-sensitive design that functions well and is no longer a barrier that divides the surrounding neighborhoods.”

Anyone needing a disability accommodation to attend the open house should contact ADA coordinator Stephanie Cook at scook@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-2034.

 

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